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Moving in Vietnam - Employment and immigration
Posted March 12th, 2013 - 3:09 am by from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Permalink)
Hi all,

Currently living in Vietnam and working as a paralegal in a local law firm, I may move in Tianjin in May 2013.

My boyfriend got a one year contract in Tianjin which means I will look for a job for that duration.

I read you need 2 years experience in the field of your employment to obtain a work permit. Is there a way to contour that rule ?

Do you think I can get a job in the legal field if I don't speak Chinese ?

What about teaching opportunities for french people ? are there a lot of offers in Tianjin ? may I teach English or french even though I don't have teaching experience or diploma ? What is the salary scale for non experience teachers ?

Is there any other job opportunities than teaching for expats in Tianjin ?

Thank you very much for your help.


Posted March 12th, 2013 - 2:30 pm by from Tianjin, China (Permalink)
Hey Albane,

just give you some info about the salary of teaching french, it seems about 200-300 YUAN per hour usually for experienced teacher. and it's a little difficult to find a formal job if you don't have any relevant experience or diploma, but part-time job or to be a tutor personally is ok.

for other job opportunities, i don't think so. but you could try AIRBUS.

welcome and wish you luck!


Posted March 18th, 2013 - 9:10 am by from Tianjin, China (Permalink)
Hi, Albane!
Currently, I am not working in Tianjin. I teach English in Shanxi province. I suppose you prefer some work in Tianjin, instead of other cities.
My opinion is:
Language may not be an advantage in job hunting (I meant as a language teacher). Surely you can find opportunities in that aspect, but why not fully use your Vietnam background.
You can offer tourism advice and some business sourcing work between the two countries. In this kind of work, you can find other opportunities.
If you have any specific question, please feel free to contact me. I'll be glad to help. Although I am not living in Tianjin at the moment, I can still be helpful in some way, I hope :)

Posted March 21st, 2013 - 1:16 am by from Tianjin, China (Permalink)
For the working visa there is no way to contour this rule, but you can "transform" your experience in internship as normal work if it can help. Don't forget: Experiences must have skills you need in the job you apply.

Good Luck.